Who won R114 Million in National Lottery Powerball?

Thursday 13 February, 2020


Soweto in South Africa - city of Powerball winner

Recently one of the South African players won big money in Powerball. R114 million is the 6th highest jackpot in the history of the South African National Lottery. The highest one of that list was R232 Million from February 2019.

This big Powerball prize was won on 4th February 2020. The winner is a 35-year-old woman from Soweto. She plays occasionally but decided to take a chance when seeing other people queuing to buy their tickets in front of the retailer shop. She saw people with bet slips that made her search for some coins in her bag with intent to make a bet.

Eventually, she spent the only R5 on the ticket. It was bought at Victor and Son's cafe in Roodepoort. She used to have some financial problems in the past, even not always could afford the rent of her room in Soweto. Now she is joking about driving past her ex-boyfriend in the brand new car to make him jealous. In the past the broke up with her because of her financial problems.

She was a blue-collar worker and is not going back to her job. The woman is planning to spend money on the new house, where she could raise her four children and give them all they need to have a happy childhood.

The winner received trauma counseling and financial advice from ITHUBA.